Following on from our The Artists Dream Glove blog, which covered The Great British Tattoo Show- click here if you missed it.
Most of you will indulge hours finding or designing your tattoo before getting inked, but many forget the aftercare. Taking care of a fresh tattoo is a huge responsibility. It doesn’t matter if it is your 1st or 100th tattoo, what you do in the weeks that follow can make all the difference.
Here at JustGloves we care about your skin and we don’t want you to get an infection. As a result we have come up with a quick tattoo after care guide for you:
Remove the bandage when you get home for the day. Do not re-bandage. Your skin needs time to breathe.
You need to be delicate when washing your tattoo. Try to clean it between 5-10 times a day for the first two weeks. To be safe wear Nitrile Gloves when cleaning your tattoo to prevent cross contamination, buy here from as little as £3.30. Wearing gloves clean your tattoo with cool water & mild soap. Repeat this in your daily shower routine. For when you are on the go, clean with an Alcohol Free Moist Wipes - buy here from as little as £3.75.
Apply a thin layer of A&D ointment or Aquaphor after every wash for the first week or so. Rub it in until it absorbs. You want the tattoo to be moisturized and flexible, but not sticky or wet.
When your tattoo begins to flake and peel, switch from the ointment to a lotion.
Protect your tattoo from sun, saunas and soaking in water for at last 2 weeks.
Do not scratch!
There’s nothing more expressive than being a walking canvas and we hope you love your tattoo and you are happy with the result!
Check out JustGloves for your tattoo aftercare supplies.
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